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Give Something Away

The most profound line I read in Victor Frankl’s Man’s Search For Meaning has to do with generosity. “We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece … Continue reading

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Creative Maladjustment

Have you ever engaged in a heated quarrel with someone who seemed to disagree with every example you put forward and disavowed all the anecdotal evidence you presented? In turn, did you also find her clever examples and evidence appear inaccurate? … Continue reading

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Misjudgment

While flipping through a pictorial history of the Beatles at the library yesterday I stumbled across a statement by a Decca Record Company executive who later chose to remain anonymous. The explanation as to why Decca turned down the Beatles … Continue reading

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What About Doctor Mudd?

After shooting President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth rendezvoused with fellow conspirator and accomplice David Herold. The pair stopped at a tavern retrieved Booth’s field glasses, a rifle, and some whiskey. At about 4:00 AM, the … Continue reading

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It’s Cat Day

I confess upfront that I’m a cat person. Don’t get me wrong, I love dogs a lot, but cats edge them out by a whisker. Felines and canines get along famously with me, but I relate to cats. A cousin … Continue reading

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Being An Ally

Jorge is a friend who just happens to be Mexican; he is not my Mexican friend. At first glance, this may seem to be a statement of political correctness. It really is not. It’s a statement of fact. We discussed … Continue reading

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HVAC

A heating and air conditioning repair van was parked in front of my house yesterday. The technician was strapping his tool belt around his waist, then walked to the four-plex next door. Apparently one of the outside condenser units for … Continue reading

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